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So Now I Own “The Family House”… But I Am Not Listed on the Title. Now What?

One of the most common issues I see that combine real estate and probate law happens when a client comes in to find out what to do when they inherit a piece of property, usually from a family member. They are the “rightful heirs” but their name is ...

I live with my common law husband in a house that I own. I don’t have a will. What if something happens to me?

A few things to consider in answering this question: 1. There is no per-se "common law" marriage in Illinois. If you entered into a common law marriage in a state that recognizes them, you may have some standing. Otherwise, in Illinois, one must be validly married, which means a marriage represented by ...

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Recently, several people have asked me about the difference between a will and trust. They've also asked "Well, if I have one, do I need the other?" This is not only an excellent question, it's an important one that deserves a longer answer than I can provide here. Let's ...